Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon Bagel® Returns October to Support Breast Cancer Research


Doing good never tasted so great! Panera Bread is bringing back its popular Pink Ribbon Bagel during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Baked fresh each morning and created in the shape of the iconic pink ribbon, the bagel is made with cherry chips, dried cherries, cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar. Yum!


Try a Pink Ribbon Bagel at participating Southern California bakery-cafes throughout October and Panera will donate 10 cents from the sale of each bagel to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation for their groundbreaking research into the cause and prevention of breast cancer. On Friday, October 10th, 100% of Pink Ribbon Bagel sales at participating bakery-cafes will be donated to the Foundation, so remember to mark your calendars!


There’s a great story behind the bagel too. In 2001, Sue Stees, a Panera franchisee in Oklahoma and a breast cancer survivor herself, began searching for ways to raise funds for other women battling cancer in her community. After some experimentation in the kitchen, the Pink Ribbon Bagel was born! Since then more than nine million Pink Ribbon Bagels have been sold and over $2 million has been raised for breast cancer charities across the country. Learn more about Sue’s story here.


This year, Panera hopes to beat previous donation records…this is where we can help! More than 65 Southern California bakery-cafes in Los Angeles, North Orange, Ventura, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Bernardino counties will be offering the Pink Ribbon Bagel, so make sure to stop by on October 10th and pick some up for yourself, your friends, family and coworkers! For a full list of participating bakery-cafes, click here.


Have you tried the Pink Ribbon Bagel yet? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Panera Bread.

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